It’s on February 22, which is a Saturday, and ‘concerns are (already) being raised‘.
Some of you probably remember the less-than-salutatory 2016 caucuses in Nevada… at least when the term chair-throwing is mentioned.
So it was at this point in the 2016 primary that bullying and racial attacks on black and Latino voters and their voice in Democratic politics really started getting ugly. Let's not do that again.
— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) February 12, 2020
Opening salvo, last night:
On the evening he emerges with momentum from NH, Bernie is nuked in Nevada by Culinary with flyers in Spanish and English at union properties and direct communication to its 60,000 members via text and email.
A ratcheting up of the campaign targeting him. This is something. https://t.co/6jjHPntJRL
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) February 12, 2020
I don’t know much about Nevada politics (Jon Ralston is an expert), but IIRC, the Culinary Union is justly proud of its ‘Cadillac’ healthcare plan. The union fought really hard and risked a lot to get that plan, because a lot of the members work part-time jobs, often more than one; there’s a lot of second-income workers and ‘retirees’ who keep working specifically to hang onto those medical benefits. You can read the mailer in the tweet below, and it’s clear that not messing with their healthcare is a high priority with the CU for *every* Democratic candidate. It’s not exactly favorable towards Warren’s proposal, either:
the very, very powerful Culinary Union in Nevada just sent these handouts out to members. See under Sanders: "End Culinary Healthcare." Pretty clear signal > pic.twitter.com/2lccCvd3z0
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) February 12, 2020
Progressives probably shouldn't have laughed off the warnings that unions would have a problem with single payer. https://t.co/iBOSMNmUxZ
— Iowasca Tripper (@agraybee) February 11, 2020